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Fall 2017 Information Night- December 7
Alameda Science and Technology Institute (ASTI), a Blue Ribbon School, is now taking applications for the 2017-18 9th grade class. We have made an exciting change to the ASTI program! Starting in 2017-18 we will offer Algebra 1 and Geometry for 9th graders. This increases the number of students who are eligible to apply for our program; 8th graders in Math 8, Algebra 1 and Geometry are all encouraged to apply.
Our new applicant information night will occur Wednesday December 7th from 6-7:30pm in the F-Building on the College of Alameda campus. We also offer parent tours and student shadow visits. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Applications are due Thursday, January 26, 2017 and notifications of acceptance will be sent out by early March, 2017. Give Yourself a head start so you will have time to request transcripts and attendance records from your child's school.
Late Start Friday Schedule
Friday, December 9th, 2016
*Staff Meeting: 8:00-10:00
Period 1: 10:06-10:45
Period 2: 10:48-11:27
Period 3: 11:30-12:09
Period 4: 12:57-1:36
Period 5: 1:39-2:18
Period 6: 2:21-3:00
*Students are not required to be present during the staff meeting.
ASTI's annual food drive is taking place! Donate any of your canned food to help the Alameda Food Bank satisfy the increased amount of food for the holidays! You can donate any type of non-perishable such as dried pasta, canned beans, cake mix, and etc. Also, please do not donate any expired food! As a reward for your generosity, the class that brings in the most amount of food will be awarded a hot chocolate party with desserts! So start filling up those food barrels! Food Barrels are located in: Seniors: Mr. Rod's Room Juniors: Ms. McCoy's Room Sophomores: Ms. Pengelly's Room Freshmen: Ms. Campbell's Room Happy Food Gathering TOY DRIVE! ASTI’s annual toy drive has begun and goes through Friday, December 18. Please bring new in package, unwrapped toys to the box in the office.
STEM Club is hosting a meeting this Wednesday during lunch in Ms.McCoy's room! We will be discussing about a trip to the California Academy of Sciences this Sunday, December 11th. Non-members can still join us on this fun trip! Yearbooks are still on sale for $50! Price will rise after Winter Break! Grab one this Friday lunch. This Friday, December 9th is a late start Friday. School begins at 10:00am for students. The modified schedule is posted on the ASTI School Loop website.
Next Friday, December 16 is the next freshman meetup at lunch. 9th graders will be spending lunch with their Advisory pen pal & mentor so don't leave the campus that day! All freshman are required to come and participate and have fun with your Advisory pen pal. Please make sure you either bring lunch or get school lunch that day. We will get together to check in about your semester and give you some helpful tips for preparing for ASTI finals. Yummy sweet treats will be provided! 11th & 12th graders: Peralta Final Exams start next week. You must communicate with your ASTI teachers this week if you will be missing ASTI classes for a final exam. If you do not communicate with your teachers, you will be marked as an unexcused absence.
COA’s Office of Student Activities/Campus Life, Health Services, & The Learning Resource Center is hosting a Finals Study Jam in the pit of the F Building from Monday, Dec 5th through Thursday, December 8th featuring math/writing/science tutors, free coffee, snacks, and refreshments, free blue books, scantrons, stress balls, and school supplies. Extended hours to 8pm; study hall starts at 4:00pm. Massages will be available Monday from 2- 6pm and Wednesday from 9am-1pm.
ASTI students taking COA classes are invited to take part!
Seniors: Once you have submitted your college applications, make sure you check your email daily and create accounts with each university you have applied to. Check your to-do lists every other day to find out if a college is requesting more information from you. You must pay attention to any deadlines of requested information; failure to meet deadlines could result in your applications being cancelled. Seniors: Make sure you have communicated with all of your letter writers this week and reminded them of any deadlines you have (private college, scholarships, EOP, etc). ASTI staff and Peralta professors may not be accessible over the winter break. ASTI starts from break on January on January 17th.
Seniors: If you have not yet filed your FAFSA or Dream Act Application, you should spend time over break gathering materials needed to fill them out. Visit fafsa.gov to fill our your 2017-2018 FAFSA. Deadline is March 2nd, or earlier for some private colleges. If you have applied to private colleges, check if the CSS Profile is required. See Ms. Jurkovich if you have questions.
November 30, 2016
If you want to see amazing pictures from the Spelling Bee, buy a yearbook! Yearbooks are still $50 and sold every Friday lunch. Grab one before price rises!
ASTI's annual food drive is taking place! Donate any of your canned food to help the Alameda Food Bank satisfy the increased amount of food for the holidays! You can donate any type of non-perishable such as dried pasta, canned beans, cake mix, and etc. Also, please do not donate any expired food! As a reward for your generosity, the class that brings in the most amount of food will be awarded a hot chocolate party with desserts! So start filling up those food barrels! Food Barrels are located in:
Seniors: Mr. Rod's Room
Juniors: Ms. McCoy's Room
Sophomores: Ms. Pengelly's Room
Freshmen: Ms. Campbell's Room
Happy Food Gathering
TOY DRIVE! ASTI’s annual toy drive has begun and goes through Friday, December 18. Please bring new in package, unwrapped toys to the box in the office.
Awards Night is this Thursday at 6:00pm on the second floor of the F Building! There will be a potluck hosted by PTSA and it would be great if students and families planning on attending to bring a dish or drinks to share. We are also looking for students to volunteer and help set up for Awards night. If you're interested please sign up in the office. Be sure to turn in your award slips to the following: Mylah, Arnold, Daniel Monico, William Flores, Kyle, and Wen or anyone you know in Advisory and they will be given to us promptly. We look forward to seeing you on Thursday evening!
The Make-A-Wish Carnival is happening this Friday!! Join us from 3:30 to 5:30pm to have fun, play games, jam out to music, eat delicious food, and win PRIZES! Bring some money and loose change and of course all your friends too!! Best of all admission will be FREE! However, tickets to play games will will be 5 for $1. Please come out to support Act For Humanity's first service project and help make these children's wishes come to life. All proceeds will go to kids battling medical illnesses. IT'S THE SEASON OF GIVING AND SEE YOU ALL THERE!!
Congratulations to Brian Rodriguez, who has been selected as the 2016 NSHSS Claes Nobel Educator of the Year! As the recipient of this honor, Mr. Rodriguez will receive a $5,000 award and a personalized plaque. Mr. Claes Nobel, NSHSS Chair and member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes, will personally present the award on Saturday, December 3, 2016, at a recognition program at the Carter Presidential Center in Atlanta. The selection committee consisted of the NSHSS scholarship team, a university president, college counselors, and previous Educators of the Year serving on our scholarship committee. Selections were based on demonstrated passion and dedication to education, students, and the community, as well as recommendations.
Alameda Science and Technology Institute (ASTI) is a small, Early College High School (ECHS) with a community of staff, students, and parents/guardians who are all focused on the shared goal of college-readiness. We believe that high school students can develop content understanding and the academic maturity level required to succeed in college courses while still enrolled in high school. We are proud to be part of the Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) and are privileged to be partnered with the College of Alameda (COA) and Peralta Community College District (PCCD).
Our program is committed to ensure ALL students, especially those who are underrepresented, are provided the resources to attain a college degree from the institution of their choice and become responsible, proactive, and empowered global citizens with a life-long love of learning.
For the second consecutive year, ASTI has been selected as a STEM Honor Roll School
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Vision and Mission
To ensure ALL students, especially those who are underrepresented, are provided the resources to attain a college degree from the institution of their choice and become responsible, proactive, and empowered global citizens with a life-long love of learning.
ASTI will prepare a diverse population of students for early entrance and successful completion of college by facilitating their development of the required content knowledge, academic skills, leadership experience, and technological proficiency through providing them academic equality, highly qualified teaching, rigorous instruction, and support in setting and attaining individual goals.
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